Four M.2 slots
10 USB ports (including USB 3.2 Gen2x2)
Gigabyte takes advantage of the fan-removing X570S chipset update to refresh its creator-focused board options with the X570S Aero G. According to Gigabyte, the Aero series motherboards are a “…fresh approach to creators that evolve with optimized features for content creation.” Rather than the gaming- or overlocking-focused boards we typically test, the goal here is to deliver a reliable, expandable motherboard with ultra-fast storage and multiple connectivity options that creators (think 3D rendering, video production, etc.) want in a motherboard. If this sounds like an updated Vision Series board for the X570 platform, you’re on the right track.
For $349.99, the Aero G gets an updated appearance, but still sticks with the black-and-white theme we’re familiar with for Gigabyte’s creator-focused boards. This time around, some of the angles are smoothed out, and there’s more board coverage on the bottom half (heatsinks and shrouds), which yields a more premium appearance (taking a lot from the Z590 Vision models). True to its target demographic, the board includes an ultra-fast USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port, which doubles as the VisionLink port (similar to Thunderbolt in the way it passes video/data/power through the port). Additionally, the board includes four PCIe 4.0 M.2 sockets for fast NVMe storage — all things that aid builds with fast storage and high-end peripherals.